It was the year 2000 when we first decided to dress up in white outfits and launch the project.
The first 4 years of Illumination were held in our house at Lake Placid with crowds of up to 300. It became obvious by the 5th year, that we needed larger space to allow for growth and evolution.
Our first show out of the house was at A.J Hackett’s (Illumination 2004 – Voyage of the 5th Sun) in the rainforest just north of Cairns. This site, we felt, was the closest to replicating the original party’s atmosphere. The venue allowed us to have multiple stages, rainforest surrounding’s, stairways, water feature (man made lake) and a chill zone for kicking back and taking it all in.
With crowds up to 1000 people we realised the move was essential. The event stands by promoting UNITY and encourages involvement of like minded people, and this is where the white outfits come into the picture. Audience participation adds to the texture of the moving canvas on which the intelligent light show, lasers and visuals are projected on.